By Savannah Smith   |  07-27-2018   News
Photo credit: @nypost Twitter

A Nigerian prince and his accomplice were busted for scamming people thousands of dollars from running a bogus employment agency.

The authorities identified the suspects as 31-year-old Osmond Eweka, a member of the Benin royal family. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office also said that the Nigerian prince’s co-defendant, 27-year-old Kamel McKay, allegedly already scammed more than 250 victims from January to June 2018.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nigerian prince busted for fake employment agency scam: suit <a href="https://t.co/Jdc47qm7vD">https://t.co/Jdc47qm7vD</a> <a href="https://t.co/LvKoXmCvZw">pic.twitter.com/LvKoXmCvZw</a></p>&mdash; New York Post (@nypost) <a href="https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1022635832430264321?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Related Coverage: https://thegoldwater.com/news/32235-Texas-Restaurant-Says-Server-Faked-the-We-Don-t-Tip-Terrorist-Note

McKay was arrested in May while Eweka had his arraignment on Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Court records also show that the suspects allegedly targeted job seekers on the site indeed.com, giving them sweet promises to find them work, from front-desk receptionists and hotel housekeepers, in exchange for a fee of around $300 to $700.

Prosecutor Catherine McCaw said that the scammers made their victims believe that the fee was supposed to cover the cost of uniforms, training and background checks. The truth was, there were really no jobs waiting for the hopeful victims.

Related Coverage: https://thegoldwater.com/news/25020-Georgia-Black-Thief-Stole-Woman-s-Identity-and-Drained-Her-Bank-Account

The suspects did not only duped victims of their money, but they also subjected them to humiliating situations. After interviewing them and collecting the supposed fee, the alleged fraudsters sent them to their “work sites” only to be turned away by employers who weren’t expecting them in the first place.

Confused and embarrassed, the job-seekers weren’t even able to seek clarification from the suspects as the alleged fraudsters cut contact after running away with their money.

Prosecutors estimate that the scamming duo pocketed at least $54,000 in fees and didn’t provide a single job.

Related Coverage: https://thegoldwater.com/news/21885-France-Scammers-Impersonating-President-s-Wife-Got-Months-Of-VIP-Treatment

Eweka allegedly ran his fraud out of an Empire State Building office under the alias Sean Jackson. He married an attorney in 2016 in an elaborate wedding ceremony in Nigeria. It is not clear what his residency or employment status in the U.S.

Related Coverage: https://thegoldwater.com/news/22273-Arizona-Man-Scams-Home-Depot-of-86K-Via-Buy-1-Take-2-Creative-Shoplifting

McKay,on the other hand, used the name Tyrone Hayes, operated his part pf the scam at a rented office at 48 Wall Street.

Source:

https://nypost.com/2018/07/26/nigerian-prince-busted-for-fake-employment-agency-scam-suit/

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #NewYork #NigerianPrince #Scam #CrimeNews
Share this article
Thoughts on the above story? Comment below!
4 Comment/s


Anonymous No. 32494 1532670079

A Nigerian scammer?!? He must really let his country down being a scammer in such a honest country.

Bruce Wayne No. 32496 1532673623

I bet a thousand bucks that he has about 8 children from different women and has not paid a dime for any of them

Tab No. 32509 1532694732

the liberal NY courts will see him as a victim of civil war monuments and unleash him on more unsuspecting victims.

Whitey No. 32493 1532747725
Deyz all kangs and queens and preeinces n stuff yawwzzz. Dass right!!
What do you think about this article?
Name
Comment *
Image